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Lightning Show Flashes Over Southern Wake County

Posted July 18, 2003 7:35 a.m. EDT

— An unusual storm system hovered over Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs for more than two hours Thursday night.

The storm cell brought heavy rain and ¾-inch hail to the area in southern Wake County.

From about 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., the skies for miles around were bright with a dazzling lightning display.

In just a short amount of time, water got pretty high off Highway 401 in Fuquay-Varina, giving some motorists a tough time.